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by ericinga
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

Paint selection depends location and water conditions. Check with local boat yards and find out which paint brand performs best in your area. You should call the paint companies. They are aware of local variations in paint performance. I found them very helpful. The local yards on Lake Lanier say Pe...
by ericinga
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing or Stuffing box
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: Packing or Stuffing box

@ Metalhead....Did you ever find the rudder stuffing box hose in the 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" configuration? I have a 75 32' sedan slipped in Aquia, Virginia that is in dire need of new plastic stuffing boxes which I did find at a ski boat shop in La. The hose has been elusive...Thanks I replaced ...
by ericinga
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Marinette purchase advice

I've owned both an Express M and a Flybridge M. There are benefits to both configurations. Express / sedan : - gives you fast access to the aft deck and gunnels (In case the first mate needs some help docking) - It's a little more social; everyone is on the same level. - Seeing the aft corners while...
by ericinga
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Fuel Starvation

Have you tested the fuel pressure? It's a simple test with a vacuum / pressure gauge attached to the carb fuel line? Should be in the neighborhood of 5 PSI or higher. If pressure is low, work back in the system toward the tank. If pressure is ok, work toward the engine. Bill's diagnostics above cove...
by ericinga
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil Leakage
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Oil Leakage

Recently saw a post from another person with same issue. Check your oil filter. A small pinhole can cause a large mess. The pin holes can come from a defect in the seam at the bottom plate joint. The oil pan bolts can come loose over time. Again, a small hole hole under 60-80 PSI causes a large mess...
by ericinga
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

I suggest you also look into the cost of an ElectroSan toilet setup. No pumping out required, just a small bag of ashes to be dropped in the trash. Jeff Jeff- I really like the ElectroSan system. Unfortunately, it is specified for discharge waterways. Lake Lanier is a non-discharge waterway "i...
by ericinga
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

Very nice Bill. You folks on here documenting in doing these detailed instructions is so very helpful:-). Did you leave the original holding tank in place and just abandon it? What is the original holding tanks location? Thanks again Bill- I have the same question. The previous owners left the mace...
by ericinga
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: solenoid
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: solenoid

I've compared the two versions and couldn't find a difference. I use the automotive version.
by ericinga
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 440 oil pump prime
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: 440 oil pump prime

While researching cam replacement for solid tappet 318 / 360 small blocks, I ran across an oil priming requirement for 440s. You need to prime the oil pump using a drill or other motor. Otherwise, the motor will not generate oil pressure. Apparently, it will not self-prime. Since the engine sat for ...
by ericinga
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Heads for a 318
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Heads for a 318

From my research, the heads to find are "302" castings from a mid-80's 318. Google W302 318 cylinder heads. The combustion chamber is smaller and heart shaped. Check out the Mopar forums. I use the felpro performance intake gasket. Think the number is 1243. It is 0.060 thick and seals bett...

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